Artist Opportunities

Find your next artistic endeavor! Submit a mural proposal or browse calls for art.

Organizations may submit a call for art to be listed on this page. To be featured, please send pertinent information including name of opportunity, important dates, image, and website with more information to Melissa Kuscin at

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The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) is looking to collaborate with local and regional artists for our Spring Street temporary mural location. Our community-driven mural-making process supports the Arts Council’s mission of building community through the arts, and is open to everyone. 

Spring Street murals are generally on view for 3-4 months. A stipend of $500 is provided for selected artists and some materials are provided by the ACP. The mural space, which is mounted MDF attached to the wall of the building, measures 32×8 feet.

Please submit your interest below. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; ACP staff will be in touch if your proposal is to move forward. 

Questions? Please email Melissa Kuscin.


The Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center serves as a key resource for contemporary art in central New Jersey. Through thought-provoking exhibitions and related public programs, the Arts Council presents artwork with a broad range of aesthetic, social, cultural, and political themes.

The submission portal is open now for eligible slots for September 2024 through June 2025. After review by the ACP Gallery Committee, applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by mid-December 2023.

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The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Fall 2023 artist grants.We are offering grants in the amount of $3,500 (2 available) and $1,000 (4 available) to artists & photographers worldwide working in all media. In total, 6 artists will receive unrestricted cash grants totaling $11,000.Submissions will be juried by— Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art— Rachel Winter, Assistant Curator, Eli and Edythe Broad Art MuseumOur open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. In addition to grants, 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Additional exposure is available via our online Journal as well as our Instagram feed, currently reaching an audience over 80k.Deadline: November 14, 2023Submit your work at

Vestige Concept Gallery Presents their winter contemporary exhibition NOËL NOIR.  This show aims to showcase works of art that most prominently features the colors black and white.  Artwork does not have to be representative of any holiday or religion, although it may feature winter imagery, “noir” imagery (ala noir film/photography/mystery/deep contrast) and/or contain minimalist aspects. Work that is primarily black and white but includes a touch of a complimentary color is also acceptable and these works should not be discouraged from applying.  This show also aims to highlight contemporary elegance. Jewelry art or sculpture that is done in metals with traditional metallic color tones (i.e. silver)  is also acceptable for this opportunity.    

All artists are asked to consider their body of work and how black and white and/or noir themes differentiate their practice. Works can be from any medium, and should have sales appeal for the holiday season. 

We accept artwork from any medium*, including Student, Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists.  Work should follow and/or challenge the theme of the exhibit, can be evocative, and above all, should be attractive for audiences and collectors.   Sculptural and 3D works are encouraged to apply.  

(*We unfortunately cannot show video art at this time, but please inquire)

“NOËL NOIR” In-Person Opening Reception will be held Saturday, November 18th.  Other mid-show events and sales promotions are TBD.  The show runs to December 31st.

About the Gallery:

Vestige Concept Gallery specializes in curated monthly mixed exhibition opportunities that appeal to a diverse range of artists, audiences, and buyers. Located in Lawrenceville, the new cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA, the Gallery seeks to showcase the best of emerging and professional artist talent from across North America, and sell work at affordable prices through promotions and in-person events.  

Submission Deadline: November 4th, 2023.

For full details and to apply, please visit the application link

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.

To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the Directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award. Applicants should note there is a set amount appropriated for these grants each fiscal year; once this budgetary limit has been reached, the Foundation will not be able to judge any additional requests on their merits.

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Our Artist Residency program assists talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work. The program provides necessary financial support, access to high-end facilities, and proper technical assistance and education. Our hope is to create a transformative experience that enriches the individual artist and the community of PPAC.

Each individual residency will be one month long. Timing is flexible, but the proposed project must occur within the residency term of October 1, 2020 to June 1, 2021.

The month-long residency should be used to advance your artistic practice in a meaningful way. Artists may submit proposals that include the continuation/completion of work already in process or the creation of new work.


Our local artists are the heart and soul of this community. That’s why Herald Publishing, which owns both River Towns Magazine and the Bucks County Herald, is so passionate about supporting local artists and helping to sustain a thriving arts community. It is that same passion that led to the creation of the Art of the River Towns Juried Show and Sale, co-chaired by Pearl and Chuck Mintzer, and the creation of this new online sales gallery. We didn’t want the postponement of the show until October, or what’s happening with our local economy generally to impede our efforts to generate sales for our artists.

In the coming weeks and months, this commitment will be translated into a significant level of marketing and promotional support for the online sales gallery—geared to promote sales of your work. All local artists are welcome to submit work. These are tough times for everyone, including our artists. For this reason, we are inviting all local artists, not just those whose work was selected by our jury for the Art of the River Towns Show, to submit work for sale on our Art of the River Towns Online Sales Gallery.

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Administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, state fellowship programs provide funding for individual artists residing in Delaware and New Jersey to encourage and sustain these artists’ pursuit of artistic excellence.

Individual NJ-based artists must apply following the process outlined in the guidelines for New Jersey. At the annual deadline for these programs, a limited number of disciplines are accepted. All applications to these competitive programs are evaluated through a peer panel review process.

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DEADLINE: Vary upon opportunity

The Princeton Area Community Foundation administers a number of special awards to recognize achievement and dedication in our community. The Rebecca Annitto’s Service Opportunities for Students (SOS) Fund Internship Award and our Diana Rochford Memorial Fund Service Award give high school students the chance to have meaningful summer employment at nonprofits.

The Thomas George Artists Fund Award helps support young artists immediately following college graduation, and the Leslie “Bud” Vivian Memorial Fund Award recognizes community members who have spent years making this region a better place to live.
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DEADLINE: Varying upon award